Our Brains Keep Us 15 Seconds ‘in The Past’ to Help Us See a Stable World, Says Study

I love the idea of our brains as time machines. Neat article from ScienceAlert.

In our latest research, we discovered a new mechanism that, among others, can explain this illusory stability.

The brain automatically smoothes our visual input over time. Instead of analyzing every single visual snapshot, we perceive in a given moment an average of what we saw in the past 15 seconds. So, by pulling together objects to appear more similar to each other, our brain tricks us into perceiving a stable environment.

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